Better Out than In … Why you should be exercising outside

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. With summer just around the corner, this is the time of year when many of us (regretting the…

National Children’s Day 2013: let children’s imagination run wild

Today, 15th May, is National Children’s Day UK. The day celebrates childhood and right of all children to be able to develop – naturally and happily – to their full potential. In a piece on the Trust’s Outdoor Nation blog earlier this week, Hattie Garlick, director of the Save Childhood Movement, wrote of the importance…

What your local park can do for you

A 2010 survey by the National Trust revealed that 80% of the happiest people in the UK said that they have a strong connection with nature, compared to just 37% of the unhappiest. So although this title says local park, you could just as easily insert ‘allotment’, ‘woodland’, ‘nature reserve’, the list is endless. It…